Obama Defending Sen. Clinton

The fellow Democrat from Illinois told C-N-N's "American Morning" he felt Clinton's choice of words referred to a "consolidation of power" in Washington that squeezes out the voters.

The senator says he believed that Clinton was merely expressing concern that special interests play such a large role in writing legislation that the ordinary voter and even members of Congress who aren't in the majority party don't have much input.

Obama says: There's been a consolidation of power by the Republican Congress and this White House in which, if you are the ordinary voter, you don't have access.